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The Jeweled Skeletons were originally found in catacombs beneath Rome in 1578, and distributed as replacements under the belief they were Christian martyrs to churches that had lost their saint relics in the Reformation. However, for most, their identities were not known. The receiving churches then spent years covering the revered skeletal strangers with jewels and golden clothing, even filling their eye sockets and sometimes adorning their teeth with finery. Yet when the Enlightenment came around they became a little embarrassing for the sheer amount of money and excess they represented, and many were hidden away or disappeared. Koudounaris tracked down the dead survivors. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]
You know what’s more magical than a Studio Ghibli anime? Seeing them brought to life. That’s exactly what is happening in South Korea.
The Studio Ghibli exhibit is being held at the I’Park Mall in Seoul until March 1, 2015.
New official pic of all the Sailor Moon Ichiban Kuji prizes! Details: http://www.sailormooncollectibles.com/2014/06/24/sailor-moon-ichiban-kuji-lottery-prizes-revealed-coming-soon-nov/